Slow Food Columbia is one of 200+ Slow Food USA chapters, located in Columbia, South Carolina. Our mission is to support the movement behind GOOD, CLEAN and FAIR foodways in the Midlands and beyond. Our convivium hosts workshops, potlucks and other events throughout the year to celebrate local + seasonal flavors; to showcase the culinary talents of our region's chefs, farmers, + artisan producers; to strengthen connections between members of our local food community; and to educate the public about the importance of knowing where your food comes from.

Friday, May 14, 2010

All-Local Potluck picnic lunch Sat. May 22 at City Roots! (And our monthly meeting Mon., May 17)

Two gatherings next week = good times in the Slow Food community!

1. Our monthly Slow Food Columbia meeting is coming up again this Monday May 17 at 6:30pm, now with our new, ongoing location at City Roots Farm! Come whether you're a member or not; we'll discuss current agenda items and upcoming events like an heirloom tomato tasting and a heritage chicken tasting, as well as field trips to local farms!

2. We're organizing a free All-Local Potluck lunch next Saturday, May 22, 11am-2pm at City Roots Farm, as part of The Big Shebang craft fair! It's going to be super casual.

Slow Food Columbia provides the compostable plates, cups, napkins and forks -- you bring a dish with at least one main ingredient that was grown or produced locally. Bring your own beverages and picnic blankets, and invite anyone you like. No admission fee, no tickets -- just a nice time at the farm. We'll likely hang out past 2pm, so if you have to come late, go for it!

No time to cook? Drop by the All-Local Farmers' Market at 701 Whaley that morning and grab something from a vendor! Done.

FUN FACT: City Roots has stocked their greenhouse fish pond with hundreds of baby tilapia! Bring the kids and check on the little sustainably farmed fishies' progress.

Come one, come all!

City Roots
"Your In-Town Sustainable Farm"
1005 Airport Blvd
(across from Owens Field, next to Aramark)
Columbia, SC 29205

City Roots is where we threw our last Slow Food party, which was a great, sold-out  success! We're glad to be throwing an event this time that has no attendance limit and no admission fee -- let's eat!

What is Slow Food all about? Read this quick list of FAQs at the Slow Food USA website.

We'd love you to get involved in any way you like, be it as a volunteer, a visionary, a benefactor, a promoter, or simply a member of our friendly, ever-growing Slow Food community. Of course, we welcome new Slow Food memberships with warmth and enthusiasm.

Come learn how Slow Food Columbia is contributing to the mission of promoting Good, Clean and Fair food in the Midlands, and meet some of our key members, including local farmers, educators, professionals, restaurateurs, chefs, hospitality industry pros, and progressive-minded people of all ages and stations.

It's a great group! We'd love to have you.

Slow Food meeting, every 3rd Monday, 6:30pm, City Roots urban farm, Columbia, South Carolina